Alex Dediu


Player profile

  • Hometown Dublin, Ohio
  • Last School Dublin Coffman
  • Year Sophomore
  • Major Marketing

Personal Bests: 8K (XC) – 26:09.4 | Mile – 4:15.33 | 3000 – 8:44.76

Ohio State Career

  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete
  • Scored in Big Ten Cross Country Championships and Indoor Big Ten Track & Field Championships as a freshman

As a Freshman in 2020-21

  • Cross Country 
    • Ran at Big Ten Championships
  • Indoor
    • Ran mile and DMR at Big Ten Indoor championships; DMR finished eighth
    • Set personal best in the mile at B1G Indoor T&F Invitational and 3000 best at UM B1G Simmons-Harvey Invitational
    • Also ran at Hoosier Hills Invitational
  • Outdoor
    • Did not compete

Prior to Ohio State

  • Two-time All-Ohio honoree indoors at 1,600 meters and was indoor runner-up in the 1,600 meters in 2020
  • 2019 Ohio Capital Conference cross country champion
  • Earned All-Ohio honors with an eighth-place finish at the Division I State meet in 2019


  • Only child of Andreea and Adrian
  • Majoring in marketing with double minor in psychology and business sustainability
  • Plans to pursue a career as a marketing representative for a sustainable company
  • Enjoys traveling and has been to more than 10 countries and more than 40 states
  • Has dual citizenship with the United States and Romania; born in Romania and hopes to represent his home country in world championships